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Applicants have to teach at the level of professor in the whole field of Old Testament or New Testament; they are however supposed to teach one class each term in the other field.
The Department of Protestant Theology is primarily concerned with the training of teachers for all types of schools and the development of an innovative link between general theology and didactics of religion. Practical teaching experience at a school is therefore an advantage. Applicants are also expected to have done excellent research on the Old Testament or the New Testament and to have specific expertise in the history and the literature of the Bible as well as the history of its reception. The Department closely cooperates with the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Bonn. Participation in joint research activities, as well as the successful acquisition and implementation of third-party-funded projects, are required. Applicants are expected to present their research to the University community, the international scientific community, the academic public and the churches. Applicants should moreover be prepared to contribute to and participate in the Institute’s service events and the promotion of young academics.
The University of Cologne provides a stimulating academic environment with a wide range of career development opportunities as well as support services for dual career couples and family-friendly working conditions.
The position is available as of 01 October 2022. Formal requirements are detailed in Section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW). As a rule, the teaching load comprises nine semester hours per week (i.e., two hours per week is one 90-minute course per term).
The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.
Please submit your application (curriculum vitae, lists of your publications and of your courses including their evaluation, certificates of your academic exams and distinctions as well as data on the acquirement of third-party-funded projects) via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal (https://professorships.uni-koeln.de) by 22 April 2021. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.Continue reading
|Title||Professorship in Protestant Theology and its Didactics / Biblical Literature and its Reception (W3) (f/m/d)|
|Employer||University of Cologne|
|Job location||Frangenheimstraße 4, 50931 Cologne|
|Published||March 8, 2021|
|Application deadline||April 22, 2021|
|Job types||Professor  |
|Fields||History of Religion,   Abrahamic Religions  |